• The American Revolution

    The American Revolution lasted over eight years. But in the hands of the seven Theater Unspeakable actor, you can learn all … More Info

    The American Revolution
  • Free Family Night

    Animals are the theme to this Free Family Night, which makes sense considering that today is World Animal Day and October is … More Info

    Free Family Night
  • Make Your Mark in the Park

    As part of the month-long Big Draw LA project, Grand Park will be turned into a gigantic drawing studio where the public can … More Info

    Make Your Mark in the Park
  • Calico Days

    9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 1-2. The glory days of the Old West come back to life at the Calico Ghost Town. Its 50th anniversary … More Info

    Calico Days
  • Author Appearance: Jacqueline Davies

    Parents, have you ever had the debate with your child about wearing clothes? Davies, aided by Sydney Hanson's droll … More Info

    Author Appearance: Jacqueline Davies
  • Music Together Mondays

    11:30 a.m.-noon. Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5. Head to the Main Library's 2nd Floor Meeting Room on the first Monday of the month … More Info

    Music Together Mondays
  • Butterfly Pavilion

    This year's Butterfly Pavilion offers more room to view all of the beautiful butterflies. More than 25 species of butterflies … More Info

    Butterfly Pavilion

Editor’s Picks


The Great Escape: Hollywood Edition

You’ve probably heard friends talking about the new Escape Room craze where you and a handful of fellow sleuths are locked in a room, left to your own devices to crack codes, riddles and puzzles to escape the room in one hour or less. I experienced my first Escape Room a couple months ago, and much like my childhood friend, Nancy Drew, I’ve become hooked on solving mysteries and jump at any … Read Article

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Choosing a School: It’s In the Details

Most schools offer a good education. Look beyond that to find a fit for your child.  The days of sending kids to an assigned neighborhood school, no questions asked, are gone. Today, Southern California families are fortunate to have many great schools to choose from, giving us the opportunity to find just the right school for our kids. But after the websites are combed, tours are taken and the … Read Article

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Perks for Private-School Parents

Local campuses offer a host of classes and activities for moms and dads of students. Cara Lisco doesn’t expect to become a top-notch knitter or dancer by taking weekly classes at Highland Hall Waldorf School, where her three children are students. The knitting and eurythmy classes are among enrichment activities offered to parents of students who attend the Northridge private school. They are … Read Article

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LAUSD Magnets: Getting to the Points

If you live in the district, the right strategy could get your child into an excellent school. When my oldest child was 3, the director of our Montessori preschool invited us, with all the other preschool parents, to a symposium she was offering on how to navigate the Los Angeles Unified School District system known as e-Choices. I thought it was probably a little too soon to be worried … Read Article